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Population (year 2000): 18,067. Estimated population in July 2005: 18,760 (+3.8% change)
Males: 8,809 (48.8%), Females: 9,258 (51.2%)

Median resident age: 37.1 years
Median household income: $68,891 (year 2000)
Median house value: $219,200 (year 2000)

Bethel, CT residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Bethel:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.9%)
  • Hispanic (3.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Black (1.3%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • Other Asian (1.0%)
  • Asian Indian (1.0%)
  • Chinese (0.7%)
  • Vietnamese (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (21.5%), Italian (20.8%), German (14.4%), English (10.5%), Polish (8.2%), United States (5.9%).Connecticut forum

Land area: 4.1 square miles

Bethel,

For population 25 years and over in Bethel

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bethel town

  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

12.7% Foreign born (5.6% Europe, 3.4% Latin America, 2.7% Asia).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: CT Danbury, (3.7 miles pop. 74,848).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bay, NY (35.9 miles Oyster pop. 293,925).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (57.7 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: CT Bethel, (0.0 miles CT Danbury, (3.7 miles CT (5.4 miles Redding, CT (7.6 miles Brookfield, CT (7.9 miles Newtown, Fairfield, CT New (8.0 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 53 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 1997: 43 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 1998: 41 buildings, average cost: $172,700
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $176,600
  • 2000: 40 buildings, average cost: $207,700
  • 2001: 90 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2002: 61 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2003: 76 buildings, average cost: $196,500
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $235,400

Latitude: 41.37 N, Longitude: 73.42 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 203

Bethel, Connecticut business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.0%), Manufacturing (16.2%), Retail trade (12.9%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.1%).

Crime in Bethel by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.5
Rapes 0 3 0 1 2 1
    per 100,000 0.0 16.6 0.0 5.5 11.1 5.5
Robberies 2 0 0 3 0 1
    per 100,000 11.1 0.0 0.0 16.6 0.0 5.5
Assaults 2 1 3 3 5 4
    per 100,000 11.1 5.5 16.6 16.6 27.7 22.1
Burglaries 27 38 37 44 44 23
    per 100,000 149.4 210.3 204.8 243.5 243.5 127.3
Thefts 154 118 98 123 134 100
    per 100,000 852.4 653.1 542.4 680.8 741.7 553.5
Auto thefts 9 6 12 10 6 1
    per 100,000 49.8 33.2 66.4 55.3 33.2 5.5
54.1 51.3 44.7 59.2 59.3 45.3

Average climate in Bethel, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bethel-area historical tornado activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.3 miles away from the Bethel city center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1962, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Phineas Taylor Barnum - (1810-1891), showman.

Main business address for: MEMRY CORP (SURGICAL & MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS & APPARATUS).


Hospitals/medical centers near Bethel:
  • DANBURY HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; DANBURY, CT)
  • STAMFORD HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; STAMFORD, CT)
  • NEW MILFORD HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; NEW MILFORD, CT)

Political contributions by individuals in Bethel, CT

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bethel:
  • DANBURY MUNI (about 4 miles; DANBURY, CT; ID: DXR)
  • IGOR I SIKORSKY MEMORIAL (about 26 miles; BRIDGEPORT, CT; ID: BDR)
  • WESTCHESTER COUNTY (about 29 miles; WHITE PLAINS, NY; ID: HPN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bethel:
  • CANDLELIGHT (about 14 miles; NEW MILFORD, CT; ID: 6Y2)
  • CANDLELIGHT FARMS (about 14 miles; NEW MILFORD, CT; ID: 11N)
  • WATERBURY-OXFORD (about 21 miles; OXFORD, CT; ID: OXC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethel:
  • WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 3 miles; DANBURY, CT; Full-time enrollment: 4,297)
  • UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT (about 6 miles; Bridgeport, CT; FT enrollment: 2,162)
  • SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; FAIRFIELD, CT; FT enrollment: 4,120)
  • FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; FAIRFIELD, CT; FT enrollment: 4,197)
  • NORWALK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; NORWALK, CT; FT enrollment: 2,772)
  • NAUGATUCK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; WATERBURY, CT; FT enrollment: 2,834)
  • PACE UNIVERSITY-PLEASANTVILLE BRIARCLIFF (about 31 miles; PLEASANTVILLE, NY; FT enrollment: 2,837)
Public high school in Bethel:
  • BETHEL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 959; Location: 300 WHITTLESEY DR.; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Bethel:
  • BETHEL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 813; Location: 600 WHITTLESEY DR.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • RALPH M. T. JOHNSON SCHOOL (Students: 510; Location: 500 WHITTLESEY DR.; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • FRANK A. BERRY SCHOOL (Students: 498; Location: 200 WHITTLESEY DR.; Grades: PK - 03)
  • ANNA H. ROCKWELL SCHOOL (Students: 461; Location: 400 WHITTLESEY DR.; Grades: KG - 03)
  • HOMEBOUND (Location: 1 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Bethel:
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 235; Location: 24 DODGINGTOWN ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • KINDERCARE LEARNING CTR #1381 (Students: 55; Location: 174 OLD HAWLEYVILLE ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Bethel:
  • BETHEL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $623,353; Location: 189 GREENWOOD AVE.; 89,722 books; 2,539 audio materials; 1,629 video materials; 212 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Bethel: Bethel Station (A), Francis J Clarke Industrial Park (B), Bethel Public Library (C).

Shopping Centers: Bethel Plaza Shopping Center (1), Bethel Village Square Shopping Center (2), Hubb Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Bethel include: Saint Marys Church (A), Saint Thomas Episcopal Church (B), Bethel United Methodist Church (C), First Congregational Church (D).

Cemeteries: Saint Marys Cemetery (1), Center Cemetery (2), First Congregational Church Cemetery (3).

East Swamp (A).

Parks in Bethel include: Parloa Field (1), Overlook Park (2), P T Barnum Square (3).


Bethel compared to Connecticut state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Bethel:
  • WREF (850 AM; 3 kW; RIDGEFIELD, CT; Owner: THE BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGSM (740 AM; 25 kW; HUNTINGTON, NY; Owner: K RADIO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Bethel:
  • WDAQ (98.3 FM; DANBURY, CT; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXCI (91.7 FM; DANBURY, CT; Owner: WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFAR (93.3 FM; DANBURY, CT; Owner: DANBURY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WRKI (95.1 FM; BROOKFIELD, CT; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEZN-FM (99.9 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMNR (88.1 FM; MONROE, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WSHU-FM (91.1 FM; FAIRFIELD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WDBY (105.5 FM; PATTERSON, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPKN (89.5 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: WPKN, INC.)
  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSPK (104.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • W206AW (89.1 FM; PAWLING, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WFAF (106.3 FM; MOUNT KISCO, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPLR (99.1 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPDH (101.5 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRNQ (92.1 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPLJ (95.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPLJ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRXC (90.1 FM; SHELTON, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WFNP (88.7 FM; ROSENDALE, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WRHV (88.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
TV broadcast stations around Bethel:
  • W22BN (Channel 22; DANBURY, CT; Owner: it COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEDW (Channel 49; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WEDY (Channel 65; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTX (Channel 59; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTBY (Channel 54; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WSAH (Channel 43; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)

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